She sang in church, restaurants, family holiday gatherings and anywhere within a 30-mile radius of where she lived.
At age eight, Alaina entered the talent competition of the Southern Stars Pageant and won.
In addition, self acceptance and love is a big theme on the album.
"We are all different and that's what makes us all beautiful. It will have some fun songs and sad songs – a little bit of what my life has been like over the past few years", Alaina says.
The next year she was selected to perform on the Kids talent stage at Chattanooga's Riverbend Festival.
She performed on that stage annually until age twelve, when she won the competition that allowed her to perform on the festival's big stage.
They looked at trends in household wealth from 1983 to 2013—a 30-year period that captured the rise of Reaganomics, expanded international trade and two major financial crashes fueled by bubbles in the tech sector and housing prices.During the season finale, Alaina sang "Before He Cheats" with her idol, Carrie Underwood.On May 25, 2011, Alaina was declared the runner-up.Alaina performed "Doin' Fine" and "What Ifs" at the 2018 ACM Awards in which she won New Female Vocalist of the Year.At the 2018 CMT Music Awards, Alaina and Brown won the award for "Best Collaborative Video" for "What Ifs" and were among the top five vote getters for "Video of the Year" for the same song.